Sunday, June 15, 2014

New month begins: Haarh (ਹਾੜ)...

This month Guru Arjan Dev jee, gives us the following instruction:

ਆਸਾੜੁ ਤਪੰਦਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਲਗੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਹੁ ਨ ਜਿੰਨਾ ਪਾਸਿ ॥
The month of Aasaarh seems burning hot to that person (and those people heat up like the month of Haarh) who does not have Vaheguru, the Lord-Husband, enshrined in their heart. 

ਜਗਜੀਵਨ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਤਿਆਗਿ ਕੈ ਮਾਣਸ ਸੰਦੀ ਆਸ ॥
They have forsaken (the support of) Vaheguru, the Support and Life of the World, and have come to rely and place hopes in people.  

ਦੁਯੈ ਭਾਇ ਵਿਗੁਚੀਐ ਗਲਿ ਪਈਸੁ ਜਮ ਕੀ ਫਾਸ ॥
(Other than Vaheguru) taking any other support the soul-bride is ruined; around her neck she wears the noose of Death. 

ਜੇਹਾ ਬੀਜੈ ਸੋ ਲੁਣੈ ਮਥੈ ਜੋ ਲਿਖਿਆਸੁ ॥
(Nature's law are such that) as someone plants, (according to the past Karma) that what is written on one's forehead, that is which one shall harvest and receive. 

ਰੈਣਿ ਵਿਹਾਣੀ ਪਛੁਤਾਣੀ ਉਠਿ ਚਲੀ ਗਈ ਨਿਰਾਸ ॥

(For the soul-bride who forgets the Support and Life of the World,) the life-night passes away, and in the end, she comes to regret and repent, and then depart with no hope at all. 

ਜਿਨ ਕੌ ਸਾਧੂ ਭੇਟੀਐ ਸੋ ਦਰਗਹ ਹੋਇ ਖਲਾਸੁ ॥
Those who meet with the Guru are honoured and beautified in the Court of the Lord. 

ਕਰਿ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਆਪਣੀ ਤੇਰੇ ਦਰਸਨ ਹੋਇ ਪਿਆਸ ॥
O Vaheguru! Show Your Mercy to me, (in my mind) my I always thirst for Your Blessed Vision.

ਪ੍ਰਭ ਤੁਧੁ ਬਿਨੁ ਦੂਜਾ ਕੋ ਨਹੀ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਅਰਦਾਸਿ ॥

(Because) O Vaheguru! Without You there is no other support and hope at all. This is Nanak's humble prayer. 

ਆਸਾੜੁ ਸੁਹੰਦਾ ਤਿਸੁ ਲਗੈ ਜਿਸੁ ਮਨਿ ਹਰਿ ਚਰਣ ਨਿਵਾਸ ॥੫॥

In that person's mind within in which Vaheguru's Lotus Feet abide, they find (even the heated) month of Haarh pleasant (i.e. the world's pain and troubles cannot make them suffer). ||5|| 

(Ang 133)

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